Justin Theroux speaks!
For the first time in a long time — like, ever — Jennifer Aniston‘s ex-husband has now spoken publicly about the pair’s downfall as a couple and eventual divorce.
Theroux did a long interview with the New York Times that was published on Saturday, and in it, he opens up about the “gentle separation” that he and Aniston endured all the way back in February.
Here’s a bit of what Theroux had to say (below):
“How do you combat gossip and rumor? And it’s just on crack and steroids now. The good news is that was probably the most — I’m choosing my words really carefully — it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity. In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part. These are actually in reality small events that take place. But everything can feel like 10 on the Richter scale if you make the headline big enough and salacious enough.”
Furthermore, Theroux revealed that he received quite a bit of good advice from friend and actor Jason Bateman, who warned Aniston’s ex that it’d be easy for the media to cast him as a character following the divorce.
Theroux recalled the advice (below):
“[Bateman said] There will be this other you born, this other character. And this person is insane. If you follow this person, or you pay attention to this person, it will make you insane too. So I learned early on, obviously, not to participate, not to spend time dwelling on it. Again, neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be.”
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